So yesterday I put his saddle on- first I checked his pad for no spiders since it hadn't been touched since July. I used a girth fuzzy because I didn't know how "girthy" he would act. I have to say I was pleased with his reaction or lack there of. He didn't mind it at all and even when I walked him off he didn't do his one step pause, another step pause- it reminds me of the wedding march. I want to just put his saddle on a few times and walk and trot him out before I even think about hopping on him. I wonder if he will lose his hindend with just the saddle on? Though he still strides out short on his right front when he's at play in the arena, I never see him lose his hindend like he does/ did undersaddle. As always we will take it very slow.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Yesterday Lester and I spent a rainy day grooming each other. Well I did most of the grooming and he sunk his teeth into my back every once in a while (not to be confused with biting). It was nice to just spend time alone with him in the barn, rain coming down and no one else was around. Less was mad at me on Thursday he even ignored me. But I can't blame him, I had some bad thoughts the last time I had been out to see him- feeling like I just didn't want to be a horse owner anymore and having to do all this work with no play (no riding). I'm usually OK with this situation, but some days I really want out of this. So Thursday was the first time I had been out to see him in 3 days and he wasn't too impressed. Laura's sister was turning them out when I got there and Less acted like he didn't even see or hear me.
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